Land index search

What are land index searches?

The land index cross-references information to allow you to search on property using:

  • owner name
  • address
  • lot/plan
  • volume/folio.

With the property description from the land index, you can order titles, plans and property certificates. The type of land index search you do will usually depend on the information you have about a property.

The land index is only available for use subject to users signing a Deed of Grant in accordance with the requirements of Victoria’s Privacy and Data Protection Act 2014. Once you’ve printed and signed the deed, email it along with your Confirm account code to confirm@citec.com.au.

Once we receive it, our Service Centre will enable your account with access to the land index.

The owner name search provides the title reference (volume/folio), municipality and lot/plan descriptions for all properties the subject name holds.

View a sample owner name search result.

You’ll also receive links to place orders for other related searches such as:

  • title
  • title package via Conveyancing menu
  • volume/folio.

Separate charges will apply.

You have several options available:

  • A search type of ‘browse’ returns a list of similarly matching names.
  • A search type of ‘exact match’ will only return the title reference (volume/folio), municipality and land description information for Victorian properties that exactly match the criteria you enter.

Where a property has more than one registered owner, only the name you enter as your search criteria will display. For information about other registered owners, you’ll need to do a volume/folio search.

What are the differences between the search types in an owner name search?

Search type Descriptions
Individual exact match You can add initials, but they’re not recommended.
Individual browse This displays the best results first. You can add initials, but they’re not recommended.
Organisation exact match Don’t include abbreviations such as ‘Pty’.
Organisation browse Displays the best results first. Don’t include abbreviations such as ‘Pty’.

The browse also includes phonetic matches.

Unordered name browse Displays best results from both first name and surname. Includes phonetic matches.
Surname browse Displays the best results first and includes phonetic matches.

The address search provides:

  • title reference (volume/folio)
  • municipality
  • council property number (when available)
  • lot/plan descriptions.

View a sample address search result.

You’ll also receive links to place orders for other related searches such as:

  • title
  • title package via Conveyancing menu
  • volume/folio.

Unfortunately, not all Victorian addresses have matches to parcels of land yet. So searching the land index with a street address may not always yield results.

If the suburb browse doesn’t work, try the postcode or municipality browse.

To reduce the range of street numbers that return, you can do the following:

  • Entering ‘100*’ in the street number will return all street numbers of 100 and above.
  • Entering ‘2%’, shows 2, 4, 6, and so on, while ‘5%’ shows 5, 7, 9, 11, and so on.

The lot/plan search provides the following information:

  • parish/municipality details
  • owners corporation – where applicable, select the links to order owners corporation premium reports
  • related titles – including volume/folio numbers.

View a sample lot/plan search result.

You’ll also receive links to place orders for other related searches such as:

  • title
  • title package via Conveyancing menu
  • volume/folio.

Separate charges will apply.

If you don’t enter a lot number and more than one lot on the plan is available, a browse list displays. You can then select a property from the addresses available.

The volume/folio search provides:

  • lot/plan details
  • address
  • parish/municipality details
  • proprietor(s)
  • owners corporation – where applicable, select the links to order owners corporation premium reports
  • child/parent volume folio with links to order related volume/folio searches.

View a sample volume/folio search result.

You’ll also receive links to place orders for other related searches such as:

  • title search
  • title package via Conveyancing menu.

What are the valid abbreviations for Victorian street types?

Refer to our valid abbreviations table below.

Code Street type
AC Access
AL Ally
AM Amble
AR Arcade
AV Avenue
BN Bend
BV Boulevard
BU Boulevarde
BR Brae
CY Causeway
CN Centre
CH Chase
CI Circle
CC Circuit
CL Close
CO Concourse
CT Court
CV Cove
CR Crescent
CE Crest
CS Cross
CG Crossing
CU Cutting
DA Dale
DV Deviation
DR Drive
ES Esplanade
FA Fairway
FY Freeway
GD Gardens
GE Glade
GL Glen
GA Grange
GN Ground
GR Grove
HT Heights
HY Highway
JN Junction
LA Lane
LK Link
ML Mall
ME Mew
MW Mews
MT Mount
NK Nook
PD Parade
PS Pass
PT Path
PK Pocket
PO Point
PR Promenade
QR Quadrant
RE Retreat
RI Ride
RG Ridge
RS Rise
RD Road
RO Round
RW Row
RN Run
SL Slope
SQ Square
ST Street
SY Subway
TC Terrace
TK Track
TL Trail
WK Walk
WY Way
WD Wynd

How current is the information in the land index?

Land index information is updated whenever a title is finalised and recorded at the Victorian Land Registry. This can be more than two weeks for imaged titles.

How will I receive my search results?

All results return online immediately and are available in the Confirm inbox for up to 30 calendar days. You can also request an extra copy of your results via email.

Can’t find what you’re looking for?

Our Customer Service Centre is here to help you between 8:00 am – 5:00 pm, Monday to Friday.

Phone 1800 773 773
Email confirm@citec.com.au